BLANKET  被子

BIG CLOTH USED to SAFEGUARD SLEEPING HUMANS AGAINST the COLD WHILE they SLEEP.
COVERINGLAYERCOATINGCARPETOVERLAYCLOAKMANTLEVEILPALLSHROUD
Taxonoymy

MAT

See also

BED

Kind Of

CLOTH

Old Chinese Criteria

[[CONGERIES]]

1. Bèi 被 is a general term for a blanket, and the word perhaps has something of a colloquial flavour.

[FAMILIAR?]

2. Qīn 衾 is probably the most common general word for a blanket, but the word also has specific uses where it emphasises the large size of a blanket. Ancient Chinese blankets were generally made with "silk-cotton, silk floss" miǎn 綿 (not identical with modern miánhuā 棉花 ) or hemp fillings. This type of blanket was important in funeral rites.

3. Chóu 裯 refers to a single-layered thin blanket.

4. Rèn 衽 refers to a thin blanket covering a mattress rù 褥. See MAT.

5. Qiǎng 襁 refers to a small wrapping blanket which packs up babies to be carried on one's back.

6. Bǎo 褓 refers generally to a small blanket used to protect a child against the cold.

7. Qǐn yī 寢衣 refers to a relatively short blanket under which to sleep when it is not too cold, maybe even a kind of pyjamas (but note that in China as in the Middle Ages in Europe one tended to sleep naked, apparently).

Modern Chinese Criteria

被子

被臥

被頭

蓋被子

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

HUANG JINGUI 1995 古代文化詞異集類辨考 Gudai wenhua ci yi ji lei bian kao 780

WANG FENGYANG 1993 古辭辨 Gu ci bian 164,163

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 12
  • nadV : 2
  • NP{N1adN2} : 1

Attributions by text

  • 禮記 : 7
  • 論語 : 2
  • 春秋左傳 : 2
  • 說苑 : 1
  • 管子 : 1
  • 春秋穀梁傳 : 1
  • 韓非子 : 1

Words

   qīn OC: khrɯm MC: khim 7 Attributions

Qīn 衾 is probably the most common general word for a blanket, but the word also has specific uses where it emphasises the large size of a blanket. Ancient Chinese blankets were generally made with "silk-cotton, silk floss" miǎn 綿 (not identical with modern miánhuā 棉花) or hemp fillings. This type of blanket was important in funeral rites.

  • nshroudgarment or blanket used to dress corpses, shroud
  • nlarge, typically double-layered blanket to sleep under; coverlet
   jìn OC: ɡrɯms MC: gim 2 Attributions
  • nshroud
   qiǎng OC: kaŋʔ MC: ki̯ɐŋ 2 Attributions

Qiǎng 襁 refers to a small wrapping blanket which packs up babies to be carried on one's back.

  • npiece of cloth to wrap babies in so that they can be carried along on the back
  • nadVinstrumentin swaddling clothes, in the clothes used to wrap babies in; in a blanket like swaddles
   jiǎn OC: keenʔ MC: ken 1 Attribution
  • nsilk blanket
   yī OC: qɯl MC: ʔɨi 1 Attribution
  • ngive N1 N2 to wear
   bǎo OC: puuʔ MC: pɑu 1 Attribution

Bǎo 褓 refers generally to a small blanket used to protect a child against the cold.

  • nsmall blanket for babies (also written with silk radical for garment radical, and indeed without any radical)
寢衣   qǐn yī OC: skhimʔ qɯl MC: tshim ʔɨi 1 Attribution

Qǐn yī 寢衣 refers to a relatively short blanket under which to sleep when it is not too cold, maybe even a kind of pyjamas (but note that in China as in the Middle Ages in Europe one tended to sleep naked, apparently.

  • NP{N1adN2}LY: a small blanket under which to sleep
   rèn OC: njɯms MC: ȵim 0 Attributions

Rèn 衽 refers to a thin blanket covering a mattress rù 褥. See MAT.

       bèi OC: bralʔ MC: biɛ 0 Attributions

    Bèi 被 is a general term for a blanket, and the word perhaps has something of a colloquial flavour. [FAMILIAR?]

    • ncoverlet, blanket to sleep under
       chóu OC: dɯw MC: ɖɨu 0 Attributions

    Chóu 裯 refers to a single-layered thin blanket.

    • nsingle layered bed-sheet

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